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A history of the American film

by Christopher Durang

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Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Christopher Durang.
SeriesA Bard book
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.U666 H5
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4741903M
ISBN 100380392712
LC Control Number78053965

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